Mick F wrote:Perhaps you've not compared the brake levers to Campag?
It's not that the STI brakes levers and the Tektro DP brakes aren't good, because they are. It's the shape of the levers that isn't so good.
Never used Campag,but never found STI's a problem with DP's,maybe Campag's are better.
The LH STI seems as though there's a lack of lube inside it. It's rough-ish. Maybe it'll wear in.
The RH STI feels a bit better, but I reckon the rear mech return spring isn't strong enough. Tiagra model.
It's perfectly indexed, but every so often going to smaller cogs, nothing happens, so I click again, and it goes two cogs! Coming back up it's fine. Again, it may wear in.
It does sound like something's binding,cables need lubing maybe?
My long time use of STI's has always been positive,with slick faultless changes and extremely good service life.
I've yet to break one.
I've never had the problems you describe with a front one,and the only time I've had problems with rear ones were a broke cable strand in the STI next to the nipple,which gave all kinds of weirdness until I found it.A frozen solid cable in the short outer near the rear mech,resulting in a one gear problem,and a lack of lube in the STI which was solved by flooding the unit with lube.
I know it shouldn't happen with a new bike but,things sometimes aren't spot on due to lack of PDI or similar,or even bad cable routing.
I've no real figures, but it seems to me to be 72deg parallel. Wheelbase is 105cm (just measured it for you)
Thanks for that
On the subject of STI, I like the red indicator needles, but why oh why are they the wrong way round?
Why, when the front or rear mech moves right, the needle goes left!
Never liked them on STI's,very plasticy and vulnerable IMO,if folks don't know what gear they're in they can look down for a second
As for the frack to bunt-ness